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  • Columbia family hopes daughter's legacy lives on through scholarship

    Columbia family hopes daughter's legacy lives on through scholarship
    Mary-Kathryn Abernathy never realized her dream of becoming a history teacher. The Columbia native was killed by a drunken driver while watching a drag race in the early morning hours of June 21, 2009, along westbound Interstate 70 near Security Boulevard in Woodlawn. She was 21.
  • Iraqi Shiite fighters of Balad provide bulwark for Baghdad

    The Shiite militia commander, slight of build and decked out in green fatigues, views the checkpoint that he oversees as much more than an isolated outpost amid the endless palm groves of the Tigris River valley. "We are the forward defensive line for...

    Paul Greenberg: A word for the Kurds

    ... It's an old saying: Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. In spades. The latest illustration of that adage is provided by our own vice president, for Joe Biden is finally getting his wish. He made it back in 2006, another time when...

    US cleric popular with militants faces travel, social media restrictions

    DETROIT A federal judge has cracked down on the travel and computer activities of a Dearborn, Mich., cleric popular worldwide with the extremist militant group that announced last week the formation of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. U.S. District...

    Terror in Syria: Their Take

    Terror in Syria The last shipments of Syria's declared supplies of chemical weapons are safely ensconced aboard the Cape Ray, a U.S. vessel that will destroy the toxins at sea. That's 1,300 tons of chemical weapons that won't threaten Syrian civilians.&...